Thursday, February 09, 2006

Cuba and Denmark

The Poor Man is one of the funniest and most entertaining blogs out there, and one of the few that I read on a daily basis, but I gotta take him to task for this post on the Muhammad cartoon issue. Seems like a pretty dodgy game of moral equivalence that he's playing. Yes, the situation in Guantanamo Bay is outrageous; so is the violence being threatened and carried out by Islamist protesters. Neither justifies the other. If the Left cedes the protection of freedom of speech to the Right, then we're truly lost as a movement. It should be possible to recognize the Bush administration's abuses of power without subsequently bending over to anyone who challenges our ideals.

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